Berlin Cable

Who Will be Germany’s Next Chancellor?

At first glance, it seems simple: whoever wins the CDU leadership in January will then become the next German chancellor. However, there are still a few obstacles on the actual path to succeed Merkel.

Author/s
IP Quarterly
Berlin Cable
Creation date

China on Their Minds

The election of Joe Biden has lifted the mood in Berlin. While Chancellor Angela Merkel seems focused on picking up where she left off with Barack Obama, one big idea as to what to offer the incoming US administration is taking shape: making common cause against China in the security realm.

Author/s
IP Quarterly
Berlin Cable
Creation date

Hoping for Joe

Germany has become dangerously cavalier when it comes to the country’s vital relationship with the United States.

Author/s
IP Quarterly
Berlin Cable
Creation date

Missing Dimensions

With trouble brewing in Belarus, the Mediterranean, and the Middle East, many eyes are turning to German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas. But he is not the power-broker type.

Author/s
IP Quarterly
Berlin Cable
Creation date

Angela Merkel’s Treble Headache

The German chancellor is about to preside over her second EU presidency. Conflicts over the EU budget, Brexit, and China are looming large.

Author/s
IP Quarterly
Berlin Cable
Creation date